SEDAR Stock Assessment Program


SouthEast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR) is the cooperative process by which stock assessment projects are conducted in NOAA Fisheries' Southeast Region. SEDAR was initiated to improve planning and coordination of stock assessment activities and to improve the quality and reliability of assessments. 

From its beginnings in 2002 with the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council and NOAA Fisheries Southeast Fisheries Science Center and Southeast Regional Office, the program has grown to include the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils, the Atlantic States and Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commissions, and NOAA Fisheries HMS Division.

SEDAR strives to provide an open and transparent approach for development and review of the scientific information on fish stocks that is critical to management decision making. All SEDAR workshops and webinars are open to the public and all information related to those assessments is available on the SEDAR website.

Learn More

To learn more about the SEDAR Process, see the current Project List, and learn about upcoming workshops and webinars, please visit the SEDAR website.


SEDAR Contacts:

South Atlantic Fishery Management Council - SEDAR
4055 Faber Place, Suite 201
North Charleston, SC 29405
843-571-4366 phone

Program Manager:

SEDAR Coordinators:

Julie A. Neer, Ph.D.
Kathleen Howington